Life On A Star Family Conference II

Saturday, August 22 to Saturday, August 29

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As a family conference, we strive to build community across all age levels and varieties of families, promoting physical and emotional safety for everyone. Daily morning and afternoon youth groups run by experienced and enthusiastic leaders occur during adult theme talks and workshops. At all other times parents are responsible for their children in planned or spontaneous intergenerational, recreational, and individual activities.

Your week of renewal offers workshops that teach new skills, encourage creativity, explore timely topics, invite inner journeys, or stimulate physical activity. Each week includes a soft ball game; topnotch musicale; joyous, uproarious talent show; porch music jams; natural history; art show; and open mike at Starlight Café. There is time for relaxed sociability, quiet reading, and time to just be.

Theme: Creating a Sustainable Culture

Liz Walker, co-founder and EcoVillage at Ithaca ED since 1991, brought an ecological village from vision to reality. Lifelong grassroots organizer for peace, social justice, and environmental groups, she's thoroughly versed in daily practices of conserving energy, building community, resolving conflict, and appreciating spiritual connections. Author of EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture, Liz has visited/presented in communities in Denmark, Hungary, Senegal, Scotland (Findhorn), Thailand, Philippines and Japan. She'll share lessons in community building, practical solutions to our crises in environment and in community at home and abroad. You'll be inspired to take home hope and ideas. Liz's life partner, Jared Jones, will share in some of the presentations.

Minister: Rev. Libby Smith: Chaplain at UU House, a small personal care/nursing home in Philly; Consulting Minister to the UU Fellowship of Lower Bucks, Fairless Hills, PA.

Chairs: Ellen and Oskar Schmidt. (607) 273-4489

Registration: A room & board deposit of $150/person and conference registration fee of $90/adult (18 and up) or $70/child (17 and under) are due with registration. Mail check, payable to "LOAS," registration form, and business-sized SASE ($.42) to Patti Emmons, 104 Columbine Drive , West Grove , PA 19390 , (484) 467-9017, Registration begins on March 10. Registrations postmarked before then will be treated as postmarked on March 10. Registrations postmarked after March 10 will be accepted, if space is available, according to postmark date. Room & board deposits and registration fees are refundable until July 3.

Scholarships: A scholarship fund is available to give partial grants to those in need of financial aid. Contact the registrar for a scholarship form or see our website for further details.

Adult Rates (18+)






7-Night Conferences






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Youth Rates

Under 6

6-11 Yrs

12-17 Yrs

7-Night Youth




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Boat Schedule: Depart Rye Saturday, August 22, 2:00 and 3:45 p.m. Depart Star Island Saturday, August 29, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.